BREAKING NEWS: ‘Flood risk’ to Arundel homes after river wall collapses

The flood defence wall along River Road collapsed earlier today. All pictures Eddie Mitchell

The flood defence wall along River Road collapsed earlier today. All pictures Eddie Mitchell

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Properties in Arundel are thought to be at risk of flooding, the Observer and Gazette understands, after the collapse of a river defence wall.

The wall which protects homes in River Road from the River Arun collapsed earlier today, Friday, January 8, and with a high tide due after midnight tonight, there are real fears homes will be badly affected.

The Environment Agency and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are on the scene. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

The Environment Agency and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are on the scene. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

The pictures show the collapsed wall just in front of one property, which seems to have its foundations now exposed, and an already high tide in the river.

Experts from the Environment Agency and the fire service are on the scene after of a high tide at 12.33am.

The Observer and Gazette is awaiting a comment from the Environment Agency.

The area is prone to flooding and the town suffered bad floods in the early part of 2014.

High tide tonight is at 12.33am

High tide tonight is at 12.33am

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